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COUNTY NEWS New Catalogue System Will Benefit Library Users The Calvert Gazette

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said. Another perk Polaris offers is a “map it” feature. When users look up a book, they can see a map showing which libraries have a copy on the shelves and which have a copy that is checked out in relation to the user’s current location, Plymire said. The transition to Polaris will be from May 9 to 14 and the new ILS will be active on May 15. The online catalogue and account systems will be unavailable during the transition. No holds can be placed between May 7 and 14. The libraries request returns be brought in before May 9 or after May 14. Renewals can only be done at a branch. Patrons must have the item and their library card for both renewals and checkouts. During the transition period, all information, including checkouts and holds, will be ported over. The only information that cannot be transitioned is booklists. Customers with book lists in their account will need to save them before the transition. To save your current booklists, go into the booklists under your personal account and select an action to print or email lists for safekeeping. For assistance saving booklists, talk to a librarian or email For more information, visit or visit your local library.

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Have you ever wanted to save searches on the local library website? How about getting updates when new books by your favorite author are available at the library?  easier, faster search results Or maybe receiving text message reminders when materi text notification option als are due at the library? Starting on May 15, all this and more will be offered  saved reading list at all libraries throughout the tri-county area with the implementation of Polaris Library Systems region wide.  alerts for new titles by your Polaris will replace the current vendor, SirsiDynix, favorite authors as the integrated library system (ILS) software and support the public libraries in Southern Maryland, accord show libraries with ing to Southern Maryland Regional Library Association on-shelf items on Google map (SMRLA) Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator Victoria Falcon.  user name log in (instead of The ILS is “the main component of running a libarcode) brary,” Falcon said. The contract with SirsiDynix is up for renewal in the  easy-to-use mobile catalog summer, and after hearing of some growing dissatisfaction with the system, representatives from Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert counties spoke to a consultant and collaborated in an evaluation committee to look at different systems, eventually settling on Polaris. Because all the Southern Maryland libraries use one common ILS, it is important for it to meet everyone’s needs, Falcon said. The committee made their decision in August 2013 and the contract with Polaris was signed in November 2013. The change is funded by SMRLA. They set aside  catalog - unavailable $450,000 in the last few years  check outs - MUST present in anticipation of needing to upFamily Owned & Operated Since 1929 grade or replace the ILS, which library card is typically done every 10 to 15 The Charm and Quality of the Past with the Convenience and Variety of Today  holds - no holds placed years, Falcon said. Calvert Library Director May 7 - 14 (includes Marina Carrie Plymire is familiar with statewide interlibrary loan) Polaris, having used it at other “Our Own” Freshly Ground Chuck library systems. One feature  renewals - if item brought she likes is that patrons san save & Frozen Hamburger Patties in to library “whatever search you can think Steaks • Roasting Pigs of” and they will receive auto your account - not mated alerts when new items are accessible added to their searches. The overdrive system will  returns - please return be integrated into the library items before or after the week catalogue in the fall, Plymire of May 9 - 14 said. This will make it more conPhoto courtesy of Robyn Truslow, Calvert Library venient to borrow e-books, she

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Friends, Wine and Trivia The Friends of Calvert Library hosted the first ever Spring Pub Quiz, after popular demand following the annual Pub Quiz in November. Quizmaster JR Mathers came up with a collection of general knowledge trivia, Maryland trivia and Calvert County trivia to weed out the Pub Quiz champion, The winning team, Thinkin’ and Drinkin’ Local, went home with $300. All proceeds go the Friends of Calvert Library. The group uses funds raised to benefit library programs and materials. For more information about the Friends of Calvert Library, or to join the organization, visit

Photos by Sarah Miller Champion Team Thinkin’ and Drinkin’ Local – Beverly Izzi (left), Duwane Rager, Sue Culllen, Robyn Truslow, Roz Harry and Eric Truslow.

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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Kicks Off in Maryland

Driver distraction is a leading cause of crashes; drivers urged to pay attention while driving The month of April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is actively supporting efforts to help drivers maintain focus while driving on Maryland’s roads. Using handheld cell phones, changing radio stations, and eating are leading causes of traffic crashes both nationally and in Maryland. MVA wants to reminding motorists that local law enforcement will be vigilant throughout the month stepping up enforcement involving texting or talking on cell phones while driving. “Safety on our roads is one of the highest priorities of the O’Malley Administration,” began Motor Vehicle Administration Administrator and Governor’s Representative for Highway Safety, Milt Chaffee. “When drivers don’t pay full attention while driving, lives are put on the line.” From 2008-2012, an average of 250 people lost their lives each year in Maryland due to driver distraction and 30,000 more were injured each year in that same time period. While any distraction can prove deadly, one of the most prevalent forms of distracted driving is the use of handheld electronic devices, whether it is a cell phone, a tablet or some other device. At any given time throughout the day in America, roughly 660,000 drivers use cell phones or manipulate electronic devices while driving, according to national data. “Unfortunately, many people still text and talk on their handheld devices,” said Mr. Chaffee. “This effort is intended to educate our community about the dangers of cell

phone use and other distractions while driving. We hope that once people see the statistics and realize the dangers, they will change their driving habits to help protect themselves and others on the road.” As a part of Maryland’s campaign to raise awareness regarding the dangers of driving while distracted, motorists are urged to do the following: • Park the Phone Before You Drive! Talking on a cell phone or texting is a leading source of driver distraction. A ticket for using a handheld device while driving can cost as much as $160 in Maryland. • Manage Your Time. Driving is not the time to talk or text on a cell phone. • Drive Defensively. Just because you don’t drive distracted doesn’t mean that others won’t. • Ride Responsibly. If you are a passenger and a driver is using a handheld cell phone, ask them to pull over or wait until they arrive at the destination. Avoid causing distractions as well. • Set a good example! Adults who use a handheld cell phone while driving are sending children the message that those behaviors are acceptable. • Always wear your seatbelt. Not only is it the law to wear your seatbelt in every seat in Maryland, proper use of a seat belt is your best defense against a distracted driver. Press Release Submitted by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.



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Candidate For Calvert County Commissioner Withdraws from Race County Commissioner Candidate, Nance Pretto Simmons issued the following statement: “It is with extreme sadness and reservation that I am withdrawing my candidacy for county commissioner due to a sudden personal development. I wish my fellow candidates (many of whom I have told personally) the very best of luck! May you always run the good race and keep the people of Calvert first! I continue to believe that Calvert is a great place but can always be better. I want to thank the many who believed and supported me. Trust that your support was not in vain. Although this race is not God’s plan for me at the moment, I am sure there is a greater plan ahead. You can trust that as long as there is breath in my body, I will continue to be an advocate for matters that help improve the quality of life for all the people in my community. So, I will continue my fight for small businesses throughout Calvert for they are truly the backbone of our fine county. I will also continue my personal support and advocacy of the many worthy causes in our community such as Safe Nights, End Hunger, Alzheimer Walk, Fighting for a Cure, and so many others. And as always, I will continue my fight to help expand diversify local recreational opportunities (including but not limited to the day Calvert has its own ice rink).” Change doesn’t happen on its own, we must choose



it! Calvertians must choose to be active and willing participants in the process because that is how our good becomes better and our better becomes best! Peace & prosperity to all! Always, Nance” Background: After a small focus group session with various community leaders on her potential candidacy, Nance Pretto Simmons, decided to answer the call and run At-large for Calvert County Commissioner. “I wanted to run because despite how good certain things are in Calvert, I knew it could be better, said Nance Pretto Simmons. So, I was extremely disappointed having to withdraw from the race so early on, particularly considering the overwhelming amount of support I received since my announcement to run. I was further humbled with how disappointed so many of my supporters were with my decision to withdraw.” Nance plans to remain active in the community and has several additional business ventures on the horizon. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University and Masters in Public Administration from George Washington University. She resides in Chesapeake Beach, with her husband Kelvin of 12.5 years, and her two children, Joseline, 10 and Jeremie, 8. Press Release Submitted by Nance Simmons.


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Punishment Maryland State Police Blotter The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports. Disorderly and Resisting Arrest:

On March 24 at 11:17 a.m., Corporal Van Bennekum was approached at the WAWA in Prince Frederick because the complainant advised she had asked Erica V. Brooks, 28 of Lexington Park, to get out of her vehicle and she was refusing to do so. Brooks refused to exit the vehicle and began to act in a disorderly manner causing a disturbance. She was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.


On March 24 at 3:06 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes responded to the Walmart in Prince Frederick for a reported disorderly person. Investigation revealed that Marvin W. Thomas, 47 of Prince Frederick, was previously issued a no-trespass warning for the Walmart which prohibited him from being inside the store. He was found to be extremely intoxicated. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.


On March 26 at 7:05 a.m., Trooper First Class Saucerman handled a theft complaint. The victim reported that her purse was stolen when she left it unattended in a restroom area outside her physician’s office. The area was searched extensively and the purse was not located. Investigation continues.

Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia and Firearm:

On March 27 at 2:47 p.m., Trooper First Class Casarella stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 south of Nursery Rd. in Lusby for traffic violations. An odor of marijuana was detected emitting from inside the vehicle. A search revealed marijuana on the driver side floorboard. A handgun was also found in the vehicle. Stanley C. Boyce, 27 of Ellicott City, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana:

On March 28 at 3:33 p.m., Trooper First Class Sorenson stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 north of Hospital Dr. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. A strong odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A search revealed suspected marijuana in the ashtray. Additional marijuana was located in the suspect’s purse along with a large sum of money. Jennifer A. Quinn, 33 of Chesapeake Beach, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

Possession of Crack Cocaine / Marijuana:

On March 28 at 3:35 p.m., Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 and Parran Rd. in Lusby for traffic violations. A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A search revealed no contraband. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and as he did, two clear baggies fell out of his pant leg. Alonzo T. Chew, 33 of Lusby, was arrested for possession of Crack Cocaine and Marijuana. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.


On March 28 at 11:34 p.m., Trooper First Class Esnes responded to the 300 block of Laurel Dr. in Lusby for a check welfare complaint. Upon arrival, TFC Esnes found a domestic assault in progress. One of the involved parties had an outstanding warrant from the State of Louisiana. Chester T. Jones, 34 of North Beach, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center where a fugitive warrant was filed with the District Court Commissioner.

Sheriff’s Blotter The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.

During the week of March 24 through March 30 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,363 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.

CDS Violation Case #14-14578:

Burglary Case #14-16566:

On March 15 at 5:09 p.m. Sheriff Mike Evans observed a vehicle weaving on the roadway and operating at a very slow speed near Main Street and Church Street in Prince Frederick. He followed the vehicle and performed a traffic stop at Md. Rt. 4 and Westlake Boulevard. He made contact with the driver, identified as Lisa Renee Brooks, 29 of Chesapeake Beach. Evans observed there to be four minor children in the back seat. Dep. P. Mosely and DFC J. Hardesty responded to assist and found Brooks to be under the influence of suspected drugs and to be in possession of suspected drugs. Brooks was arrested and charged with driving while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol and possession of a schedule II drug: Phencyclidine.

Dep. C. Ward is investigating a burglary to a home in the 11500 block of Big Sandy Run Road in Lusby that occurred during the daytime hours on March 25. An Xbox 360, some games and money was stolen. The investigation continues.

CDS Violation Case #14-16200:

The shed behind a home on Sheckells Road in Huntingtown was burglarized between March 23 and 27 and over $1,500 in property was stolen. Toro, Poulan and Stihl chain saws and blowers were taken. Cpl. B. Gray is continuing the investigation.

On March 24 at 1:39 a.m. DFC R. Kampf observed a vehicle cross over the center line on HG Trueman Road in Lusby. He conducted a traffic stop and found the driver, Crystal Marie White-Peterson, 32 of Lexington Park, to be driving under the influence and to be in possession of suspected drugs. She was charged with Driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a schedule IV drug: Clonazepam.

CDS Violation Case #14-16557:

On March 25 at 1:26 p.m. Dep. B. Schaefer assisted Sgt. M. Bomgardner on Md. Rt. 4 northbound near Western Shores Boulevard with a traffic stop. The driver, identified as Philip Anthony D’Agostino, 37 of Huntingtown, was found to have an outstanding warrant through Calvert County. D’Agostino was observed moving objects around in the vehicle and was taken into custody on the warrant and searched. He was found to be in possession of suspected drugs. D’Agostino was served with the warrant and also charged with possession of a schedule III drug; Buprenorphine.

Destruction of Property Case #14-16590:

The door of a home in the 1700 block of Orwell Court in Prince Frederick was damaged on March 25 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. as if someone had tried to gain entry to the home. Nothing was stolen. Dep. B. Schaefer is investigating.

Theft Case #14-16701:

Unknown suspect(s) stole approximately 50 feet of copper piping from a home on Webb’s Lane in Dunkirk overnight between March 24 and 25. Dep. A. Curtin is investigating.

Burglary Case #14-16889:

Fraud Case #14-16928:

The victim of a fraud advised DFC P. Wood that he recently received a letter in the mail from a law firm in New York. He called the telephone number and was told he had won money but that he needed to go get a money card, put $225 on it and call back. He did this and they asked him for the number on the back of the money card, which he gave them. He was then told it would be a few days to process paperwork but then he would receive his winnings. He did not receive anything. The victim was advised this was most likely a fraud. He was advised by DFC Wood not to give information to anyone he did not recognize or could not verify as a legitimate business.

Theft from Vehicle Case #14-17064:

A wallet and Garmin Nuvi GPS were stolen from the cab of a delivery truck that had parked behind the Petco in Prince Frederick on March 28. The owner left the vehicle to make deliveries from 7:20 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. and found the items missing when he returned. DFC Y. Bortchevsky is investigating.

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CSM Finalizes Location for New Campus By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Plans to build a regional College of Southern Maryland campus came closer to fruition at the March 27 meeting CSM Board of Trustees meeting. During the meeting, the trustees approved spending $1,137,748.11 on 70 acres of property in Hugesville in order to build a fourth campus, in addition to approving a contract award to Grimm + Parker Architects for the design of a new building for the Center for Trades and Energy. The new campus is almost exactly in the middle of the tri-county area, according to CSM President Brad Gottfried. The first program to be housed there, the Center for Trades and Energy, is currently housed in rented space, he said. The new campus will allow it to be moved to a building the school owns when the lease is up, which will save money in the long run, Gottfired said. In the future, Gottfried said the Health Sciences building will be relocated to the regional campus. Other departments that might be moved to the new

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College of Southern Maryland Supports Non-Profit Organizations By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The College of Southern Maryland hosted the fourth annual Nonprofit Institute Conference, March 28 at the La Plata Campus on March 28. The keynote speaker was Executive vice president of TransitionGuides and author of “For the Good of the Cause: Board Building Lessons from Highly Effective Nonprofits” Don Tebbe. During his speech, he addressed the need for leaders in businesses, such as chief executive officers, to help ensure smooth transitions when they retire. Businesses can prepare for transitions by keeping job advertisements up to date instead of pulling out old, dated advertisements to find a successor. “The first year is a critically important year,” Tebbe said, explaining that the first full year with a new leader is all about finding the new normal. The transition process does not just affect the individual leaving the organization, Tebbe said. For individuals who will be remaining, there will be a period of disruption and a feeling of loss, followed up by the time and energy required to find a successor, all of which can be psychologically and emotionally draining.

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A transition can also be an opportunity, Tebbe said. It can result in a fresh direction, realignment and diversity in the organization. Overall, he said the best way to make a transition is to be prepared for the inevitability that a leader will leave the organization at some point. Following the keynote address, attendees separated into breakout sessions centered around four topics – boards, fundraising, management and marketing. For more information, visit hwww. or

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Alumni, current students, teachers and local political figures were among the crowd that gathered in the new auditorium or the recently renovated Calvert High School to celebrate the school’s formal dedication on March 30. Musical numbers were performed by the Calvert High School band, orchestra, chorus, chamber choir and jazz ensemble. The dedication was not just celebrating the end of construction, said Calvert high School Principal Susan Johnson. It symbolized the rededication of faculty and students to making the high school the best learning institution it can be. Following the dedication ceremony, attendees were invited to take self guided tours of the school. The Calvert High School nutrition tech students proPhotos by Sarah Miller vided refreshments for the afternoon.


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LEAD 2014 From “Assembling Scuba Gear” to “Hanoverians” to “My LeadAmerica Experience,” 4-Hers were talking about it Friday Night. The annual Calvert County 4-H Communications Contest was held at the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach, where 24 4-Hers showed off their Public Speaking skills in categories like Prepared Speech, Visual Presentation, Extemperaneous Speaking, and Dramatic Interpretation. In the most popular event, Radio Spot, youth shared their 4-H-themed thirty-second radio commercials from behind a curtain. Calvert County 4-Hers participate in the contest to hone their public speaking skills, one of many important life skills that youth learn through 4-H. They also come to share information about their 4-H projects, hobbies, and interests. Members as young as six stood boldly in front of audiences and judges to share their views. After the last speech, attendees enjoyed refreshments provided by the Calvert 4-H All-Stars. They also participated in a charity Dessert Auction benefiting the Calvert County 4-H Volunteer Association, which provides scholarships and grants to 4-Hers and volunteers to participate in 4-H training and competitions. An awards ceremony capped the evening, where every 4-Her received a ribbon for his or her performances. Champions in Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age categories will advance to competition at the Maryland State 4-H Communications Contest, to be held April 26th at the University of Maryland in College Park. Some winning 4-Hers will also perform their Visual Presentations in the “4-H Presents!” contest at the Maryland State Fair in August. 4-Hers who earned awards at the Communications Contest are: Prepared Speeches: Jackson Morrissey, Clover participation ribbon; Hannah Jett, blue ribbon; Savannah Dobbins, blue ribbon; Josiah Manning, blue ribbon (Senior Champion); Rebecka Jones, blue ribbon (Senior Reserve Champion); Kata-

rina Guethlein, blue ribbon; and Deja McCleary, red ribbon. Visual Presentations: Julia Merranko, Clover participation ribbon; Cassidy Spicknall, Clover participation ribbon; Hayley Spicknall, blue ribbon (Junior Champion); Hayden Plakos, blue ribbon (Junior Reserve Champion); Kylie Hartwell, blue ribbon; Cody Mister, blue ribbon; Lesley Porterfield, blue ribbon (Intermediate Champion); Nyah Hartwell, blue ribbon (Intermediate Reserve Champion); Lauren Butz, blue ribbon. Interpretation: Sabrina Dobbins, blue ribbon (Senior Champion). Extemperaneous Speaking: Carrie Jones, blue ribbon; Wyatt Holtery, blue ribbon (Intermediate Champion); Lauren Butz, blue ribbon; Taylor Garner, blue ribbon (Senior Champion); Josiah Manning (Senior Reserve Champion); Sabrina Dobbins, blue ribbon; Jordan Mister, blue ribbon. Radio Spots: Halimeda Plakos, Clover participation ribbon; Hayley Spicknall, blue ribbon (Junior Champion); Kylie Hartwell, blue ribbon (Junior Reserve Champion); Carrie Jones, red ribbon; Hannah Jett, red ribbon; Savannah Dobbins, blue ribbon (Intermediate Champion); Wyatt Holtery, blue ribbon (Intermediate Reserve Champion); Amanda Strahl, blue ribbon (Senior Champion); Deja McCleary, blue ribbon (Senior Reserve Champion). The youth development arm of the University of MD Extension Service, 4-H provides young people opportunities to learn life skills through a variety of project areas, using the talents of adults willing to be positive role models and to share their life experiences with youngsters. To learn more about 4-H, contact the University of MD Extension-Calvert County 4-H Office at 410-535-3662 or 301-855-1150, or email 4-H Educator, Elaine Long Bailey at or Ari Strahl, 4-H Program Assistant at Editorial Submitted by Nyah Hartwell, Reporter and Lesley Porterfield, President: Chesapeake Clovers 4-H Club.

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Potential Minimum Wage Increase Worries Local Business Owners By Sarah Miller Staff Writer “Everyone has to stop thinking about Wall Street. Wall Street is not Main Street,” said Vice President Shawn Salta, explaining that an increase in minimum wage could stand to damage small, local businesses disproportionately to large, publicly traded entities, both of which can be found in Calvert County. Salta is not alone in his worries. Several in the Calvert County community are concerned about the potentially harmful impacts the Maryland Minimum Wage Act of 2014 could have on local businesses and employees. The Maryland Minimum Wage Act, known as HB 0295 in the Maryland House and SB 0331 in the Maryland Senate, passed through the House on March 7. It would raise the minimum wage to $8.20 per hour on Jan. 1; to $9.15 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016; and to $10.10 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017. Delegate Anthony “Tony” O’Donnell (R-29C) voted against the act, saying that a 30 percent increase is too large. “Mom and pop businesses will have a hard time absorbing it,” he said. There are a few exceptions, according to George Mason University Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor and Director of the Center for Regional Analysis Stephen Fuller. Fuller authored a study called “The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage on the Maryland Economy” at the request of the Maryland Foundation for Research and Economic Education. Tipped employees, such as waitresses, would be paid an hourly rate of $3.63 in addition to tips, with employers required to make up the difference if their tips leave them shy of making minimum wage. Amusement parks and other select seasonal businesses would also be exempt, Fuller said. The Minimum Wage Act is currently under consideration in the Senate.

Advocates from all over Maryland went to Annapolis to ask that direct care staff be included in a minimum wage increase.

A Local Viewpoint The potential increase could affect a host of organizations in Calvert County. On March 26, six representatives from The Arc of Southern Maryland participated with more than 250 people in an impromptu rally in Annapolis at the State House on March 26. The purpose for the rally was to lobby that funding for direct care staff of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities be included in the minimum wage increase bill. People on the Go Treasurer Tommy Catterton, People on the Go Chairperson Charles Caplin, People on the

Go Facilitator Crystal Haislip, People on the Go Facilitator Connie Willoughby, People on the Go co-chairperson Gail Bright and People on the Go Secretary Jeannie Sturgess were from the Arc of Southern Maryland. According to Arc of Southern Maryland Director Harriett Yaffe, the rates they can pay direct care staff is set by the state. For the Arc to pay anything above the state mandated rate, it would have to provide the funds independently, which is not a viable solution, Yaffe said. To provide a $0.25 raise, the Arc would have to come up with an additional $100,000 per year, she said. Yaffe is not against an increase in the minimum wage as long as the Arc can continue to compensate direct care staff above minimum wage, she said. To increase the minimum wage without increasing the rate of pay for direct care staff would not allow the Arc to remain competitive. “This is a job that a lot of direct care workers do because they have the heart for it,” Haislip said, adding that to work as a direct care staffer, individuals need to go through training to administer medication and perform CPR and First Aid, in addition to other certifications. It is not a minimum wage level position. When direct care staff members leave in search of a better paying position, it would directly affects individuals receiving services. Caplin, the chairman of selfadvocacy group People on the Go, said every time he is partnered with a new support person, he has to tell them what he needs and get them accustomed to his way of do-

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ing things, in addition to learning to work with the direct care individual. When he is not partnered with someone, he misses events he wanted to attend, People on the Go meetings and even social activities, such as going to the movies. The Chamber of Commerce does not support the Minimum Wage Act, according to Calvert Chamber of Commerce President Carolyn Hart. Increasing the minimum wage on top of Maryland’s already high tax structure would diminish local businesses’ ability to remain competitive with neighboring states, she said. Fuller remembers a similar occurrence in Virginia. The state got rid of a sales tax exemption for non-profit organizations, which drove non-profit organizations to look elsewhere for services. The act drove a branch of out of the state, Salta said, and he worries a large-scale minimum wage increase would do something similar in Maryland, driving consumers and business owners over the boarder to more business friendly states. Publicly traded companies, such as Wal-Mart, wouldn’t be as affected by the increase, Salta said. They have a larger pool of funds to draw from outside the state. But even publicly traded companies need to remain profitable, which would mean an increase in prices for consumers. Salts prides himself on giving people second chances – hiring employees, training them and offering them a job that pays above minimum wage. If the minimum wage goes up to $10 or more, he’s not sure that would be economically feasible any-


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more. Raising the minimum wage will instigate a domino effect, he said – every employee making above minimum wage would have to receive a raise in order to maintain current pay scales. Large businesses can absorb that cost, but a small business would struggle, Salta said. Unless they are given the chance to set minimum wages by county, the Board of County Commissioners doesn’t have a lot of say in the minimum wage rate, according to Calvert County Commissioner Jerry Clark. Clark is the owner of Port of Call Liquors, Inc. in Solomons. Personally, he said the increase wouldn’t affect him much. He employs a small number of individuals and pays them above minimum wage already. Similarly, he doesn’t believe an increase would put a large dent in the county government’s budget because there are very few employees paid minimum wage, only a few seasonal workers who are mostly high school students, Clark said. “I don’t think it will have a tremendous affect on county government,” Clark said. He does worry about how it will affect local small businesses. “For a lot of people and consumers, it’s a negative,” he said.

The Statewide Impact “With Obamacare, it’s too much too soon,” Salta said, adding that the cost of the Affordable Care Act, which many businesses, including his, are still trying to figure out would only be compounded by an increase in the minimum wage. A number of busi-

nesses are still recovering from the economic downturn, he said. According to Fuller’s study, “[t]here is a general consensus in the research literature at the national level that raising the minimum wage has economic consequences: it reduces employment particularly among low-skilled workers; increases wages of affected workers but at the expense of low-wage workers lodging their jobs; has no effect on low-income families or on reducing poverty rates; produces negative effects on skills and school completion rates; raises process particularly for goods and services in retail, hospitality, construction and health care sectors; weakens the local economies’ competitive position in regional markets; and, over the long term, may lower the earnings of workings later in their work life who were the beneficiates of increases in minimum wage rates as teenage workers.” The last minimum wage increase was finished in 2009, Fuller said. In 2006, the minimum rate was $5.60. It was raised in increments to the current level of $7.25 in 2009, Fuller said. Instead of an increase of several dollars, Fuller suggested an increase to $7.80, which would take inflation into account while mitigating the impact on small businesses, he said. An unexpected side effect of the last minimum wage increase was a corresponding increase in the high school drop out rate, Fuller said. Students who had been working part time jobs for pocket money suddenly found they could make a living on minimum wage, he said. To find a complete copy of Fuller’s study, visit For more information about the minimum wage act, visit

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techniques hadn’t prevented a Che Guvara look-alike with a Cuban flag emblazoned on his belt buckle from making it aboard a 747 and diverting it to Havana the year before, but it was enough to convince the flying public that something was being done about the problem. Eastern’s Allentown, Pennsylvania hub was still relying on profiling as a first – and last – line of defense for its flights when flight 175, a Boeing 727 with 49 passengers aboard, lifted into the sky on May 5,bound for Washington’s National Airport. About 20 minutes into flight, Frederick W. Hahnemann, a 49 year-old engineer, brandished a .38 revolver and demanded $303,000 in ransom, 6 parachutes, two jump suits, goggles, and a carton of Benson Hedges cigarettes. Hahnemann also demanded that Captain W.L. Hendershhott bypass National and land at Dulles International in Virginia. From there, the plane was to proceed to his native Honduras. In addition to the .38 pistol, Hahnemann claimed to be carrying explosives. Shortly after 10 a.m., Captain Hendershott announced to startled passengers, “There is an armed man aboard.” The 49 passengers and one stewardess were freed at Dulles, and the plane was refueled for the flight to New Orleans, the agreed-upon refueling stop. Hahnmann ordered the plane flown with the cockpit door open, as he held the gun on the chief stewardess to prevent “hanky-panky” by the crew. During the flight, Hahnemann became infuriated to discover that the bills he had demanded weren’t in the denominations he had specified. Hendershott was ordered to return to Virginia and circle until a new ransom packet, consisting of $500 and $1,000 bills was ready, and Eastern officials began phoning Bureau of Engraving officials for the larger denominations. The plates used to print the large denominations had been destroyed in the 1960s, and Eastern officials had to source the bills from a private T bill collector in Miami. At the same time flight 175 was hopscotching from city to city, a young man in jeans and a red shirt, warning that the “skies will not be safe” until the U.S. withdrew troops from Vietnam, brandished a revolver aboard Western Airlines flight 407 over New Mexico, and demanded to be flown to Hanoi. Satisfied that the 737 didn’t have the range to make it to Southeast Asia, he settled on Cuba, trading passengers for fuel in Dallas and Tampa. Two passenger jets were now under the guns of sky pirates.

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As the first week of the year 1972 was ending, Pacific Southwest Airlines flight 902,dubbed the Midnight Flyer by aircrews, was en route from Sacramento to Los Angeles. Earlier, passengers had noticed a young couple and their infant son in tourist. The child had cried continuously after takeoff. The reason for the child’s discomfort would soon become apparent. Allen Sims, a 24 year-old black militant, snapped open the locks on an attaché case, as his companion, Ida Patrice Robinson, reached into the child’s crib nestled next to her. A Stewardess felt the cold steel of a shotgun being pressed against her head. “I mean business,” Sims snarled. “I’m not jiving. I’ll blow her (expletive deleted) head off.” The Stewardess paged captain William Wright on the planes’ intercom. “There’ a man in back with a sawed-off shotgun. He’s not kidding.” As Sims brutalized the passengers, Robinson, brandishing a .38 revolver, sang songs of revolution. She seemed to take sadistic relish in forcing off-duty stewardess Mary Vanderhussen to crochet her son a bonnet – despite her prostrations that she didn’t know how. The passengers were exchanged for fuel in Los Angeles, with the crew remaining on board as insurance policies. “Well, the man is counting down on killing our stewardess,” pilot Young told the control tower at Los Angeles International Airport. “You might pass the word along wherever we end up that this man is extremely nervous and looks like he’s ready to pull the trigger at any time.” During a refueling stop in Tampa, Robinson threatened stewardess Cheryl Gallenmore with the pistol if anyone attempted to board the aircraft. Upon arriving in Havana, Sims triumphantly broke open the shotgun and handed the shells to a security guard. Sims and Robinson had expected to be welcomed as heroes. Sims would spend the next several years living on the streets, a vagrant in a foreign land. His contribution to the revolution had consisted of terrorizing a couple in their Height-Ashbury apartment, and raping the wife the previous week. It was the couple’s son who tipped off authorities after Robinson slipped back into the U.S. in 1979. On Feb. 6, Eastern Airlines announced that it “shortly would began installing portable metal detectors” in its hubs nationwide. Until then, travelers were told, the airline would be relying on “highly scientific personality checks” by airline employees to detect potential threats. Such “scientific”

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Fourteen hours after it began, Hahnemann and his exhausted captive crew transferred to a second 727. ”The Captain will be the first to get it,” Hahnemann warned. “Both planes and all concerned will go.” Hahnemann dropped through the ventricle stairs over Honduras. Hahnemann’s motives for hijacking the plane are unknown, as he just as quickly turned himself in to a diplomatic facility in Honduras after depositing the money into a Communist bank account. It is possible that Hahnemann was simply a man with a midlife crisis who, for no reason, suddenly embarks on a criminal escapade. They were the very picture of middle-class respectability. Patriarch Charles Tuller, 48,was a Commerce Department executive earning $26,000 a year, but more closely resembled a captain in the Prussian army. Alternately idealistic while “bitter, angry, and frustrated,” Tuller had devoted his life to the advancement of civil rights. He sought to save his two sons, Bryce, 19 and Johnathan, 18, from what he considered an irredeemably racist system. He counted African Americans among his few friends, but his worshipful attitude and over identification with black causes made them uncomfortable. He was haunted by visions of an early death. As his diabetes worsened, his mental state deteriorated. Then, the civil rights group ousted him from its board. His Jewish wife left him. On Oct. 25, 1972, Charles Tuller declared war on the U.S. Government. The self-proclaimed “white middle-aged revolutionary” and his sons robbed a savings and loan in Crystal City, Virginia to finance an all-out war on “The Man”. During the robbery, Israel Gonazelez, a veteran Crystal City police officer, and a bank employee were shot dead. Four days later, as the manhunt for the killers focused on the Washington/metropolitan area, the Tullers, accompanied by a fourth man, forcibly boarded an Eastern Airlines 727 at the airline’s Houston hub. Although metal detectors were now in place in all U.S. airports, there was no requirement that there be armed guards at loading gates. Stan Hubbard, an Eastern ticket agent, tried to stop them. Hubbard died in a fusillade of gunfire. A fuel truck operator, unaware of the crisis taking place, ascended the stairs to ask the pilots why the engines were running. He was met with a hail of bullets, but survived. Tuller, brandishing a Luger, sat in back with the gun trained on a stewardess, and ordered Captain Lee Hines to fly them to Cuba. In keeping with the hijackers’ demands, the plane was met by a fueler in Miami wearing only underwear. During the flight to Havana, Tuller pilfered a package of cigarettes from journalist Sam Kirshaw’s shirt pocket. “I don’t like your looks,” Kirshaw was told. “ ”And I don’t like your brand, either.” Edward C. Davenport, Drum Point, Md.

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By Susan Shaw Calvert County Commissioner, District 2 The recent past has been a study in contrasts. On the one hand, we Calvert Countians want change and on the other hand, we do not. Tonight I proudly attended a Boy Scout Eagle Award Ceremony for Francis McGarvey, Jr. The Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts represent a fine example of traditional values flavored with both historic and modern merit badges that challenge youngsters to develop tenacity and leadership skills. Earlier in the week, the Calvert County Board of County of Commissioners (BOCC) honored the four high schoolers (Tyler Latvala, Nigeria Jones, Dion Jones, and Lawrence Moats) and their bus driver (Steve Gladhill) who stopped to save a man’s life who was in cardiac arrest, representing the best of traditional values. Tyler Latvala and Lawrence Moats are fire and rescue volunteers who used their training. Our all volunteer Fire and EMS services are an amazing example of a community that cares in an old-fashioned way, but with modern techniques and equipment. On Friday, I visited the Shoppe for Hospice at 4130 Old Town Road in Huntingtown where I found a Hospice Volunteer who was steaming and arranging beautiful clothes for bargain prices to benefit Hospice, another example of Calvert’s giving tradition. (Please visit so they can keep their doors open!) On Tuesday evening, the Calvert County Department of Community Planning and Building (CP&B) hosted a public informational meeting on a proposed text amendment regarding the wooded buffer parallel to southbound Route 4 that begins approximately 60 feet west of the Route 4 travel lanes. The resounding message from the Huntingtown residents in attendance was that they weren’t comfortable with a lot of change in Huntingtown. At the Eagle Scout reception, some folks were asking when we were getting name-brand or chain stores at various locations in Calvert County. I remember the excitement at the opening of the Jo-Ann’s Fabric Store in Prince Frederick. When asked, most people say they want to buy local, but do they? What does progress look like? At the Charrette for Prince Frederick, those people in attendance favored a mixed use, walkable community. The Armory area would look like a traditional town with sidewalks, but contain a mixture of somewhat disguised box stores, town houses, and apartments, like a smaller version of the Parole area in Annapolis, but with defined community spaces, that would attract seniors wanting to downsize and young people starting out. Does this idea intrigue you? (Go to, under Services, Community Planning & Building, then Town Centers, then Prince Frederick Town Center, then Prince Frederick Charrette Report, begin at page 30, to see conceptual drawings. Remember that conceptual drawings just give an idea, and will change.) Meanwhile, the State of Maryland passed the Sustainable Growth and Agriculture Preservation Act of 2012, often called the “Septic Bill”, which can be found on the County website (, Services, Community Planning and Building, Growth Tier Act). This law severely limits residential growth outside the Town Centers and on septic. The State of MD wants new residents to live in a Town Center on sewer. When I recently heard a Commissioner candidate propose limited growth, there was a clear lack of awareness that the State already did that, except in Town Centers. Which brings me full circle to our Town Centers and what the future may look like in Huntingtown or Prince Frederick. Are you straddling the traditional and the new?


Tradition or Change in Huntingtown & Prince Frederick

Troubled Bridge Over Waters The lengthy stoppage of traffic on the Thomas Johnson Bridge last Thursday (March 27) demonstrated the urgent need to replace the existing bridge with a wider structure that has improved highway access. I live in Lusby, got caught in that traffic jam, and missed a meeting in St. Mary's County. While in line, I talked with others waiting for the bridge to reopen and learned that many others missed meetings or could not get home after a day of work. This incident made me even more aware of how many of us depend on the bridge for traveling between Calvert and St. Mary's counties and how we are often delayed by slow traffic. Far more seriously, I was also reminded about how vulnerable we all are as a result of how this bridge limits the ability of residents to leave the area in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. It can also limit the ability of first responders’ to help with large-scale emergencies in neighboring counties. Both Calvert and St. Mary’s County officials support the replacement of the current structure with a new one that is safer and has a greater capacity. The key to making progress on building the new structure is finding funds to complete the design plans and then to build the replacement.  Unless residents unite in efforts to press state and federal officials to make the required funds available sooner rather than later, we stand little chance of getting a replacement for this defective structure in the reasonably near future. As Delegate for this district, I would work hard to find the funds necessary for replacing this ‘troubled bridge over waters’ that is so vital to our safety and welfare.

From my Backyard to our Bay A Calvert County Resident’s Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water

Environmental Issues in Your Backyard From My Backyard to Our Bay is a small but powerful booklet that was first developed by the Baltimore Soil Conservation District. From there, several counties republished a version tailored to their county resources. Calvert County’s booklet was developed by the Citizens Green Team. FREE COPIES can be obtained at Annmarie Gardens, at local libraries, or downloaded at If the 17.5 million residents who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area read this booklet, and took to heart its suggestions and best practices, the Chesapeake Bay would see a dramatic increase in health.

Stormwater Ponds Suburban developments built since 1984 are required to provide permanent stormwater management practices to treat runoff and slowly release it to the nearest stream. This slow release prevents the concentrated flow that results in stream bank erosion, which can cause many thousands of tons of sediment from eroded stream banks to be moved downstream. Stormwater ponds must be maintained if they are to do their job of protecting our tributaries. Keeping the grass cut and other maintenance tasks usually fall to homeowners’ associations. Make sure your association is maintaining your stormwater pond. It protects

not only the Bay, but also you and your neighbors from the expense of repairing a failed pond. In suburban areas, runoff eventually flows into the storm drain system, headed for drinking water reservoirs and the Bay. It is far easier and more cost effective to solve pollution problems at the source. Once polluted runoff leaves your property, it becomes a public problem – and a much more expensive one.

What Can I Do to Control Runoff? Whether or not your neighborhood has a stormwater control pond, you can do a number of things to slow down or reduce the volume of water that runs off your property and into our Bay. The first and simplest rule of conservation is to maximize infiltration of rainfall and minimize runoff. Protecting soil with grasses, shrubs, trees, or mulch will make the soil more resistant to erosion and more likely to absorb the maximum amount of rainfall before runoff begins to occur.




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In coming articles, we will look at: • Rain Gardens • Rain Barrels • Permeable Pavers to help you keep the rain that falls on your property from running into the nearest ditch or stream. To give you an idea, view this nineminute video: Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In! at Where to get help with… RUNOFF, EROSION, & SOIL QUESTIONS • Calvert Soil Conservation District – 410-535-1521 ext. 3 • Calvert County Dept. of Planning and Zoning – 410-535-1600 ext. 2356 • Calvert County Dept. of Public Works – 410-535-2204 • Chesapeake Bay Foundation, A Citizen’s Guide to Erosion and Sediment Control in Maryland – cbf. org/document.doc?id=160

This is the fifteenth in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott ( has adapted from From My Backyard to Our Bay in the hopes of increasing awareness of this powerful booklet that could do so much to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Be sure to look for the next article in next week’s Calvert Gazette!

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The Calvert Gazette runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Jonathan Frederick Smith, 51, of Prince Frederick, Md. passed away on March 17 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md. Jonathan was born on Feb. 26, 1963 in Calvert County, Maryland to John Smith and Dorothy Jefferson Smith. He was raised and educated in Calvert County. In his younger days, Jonathan enjoyed running track (resulting in the nickname of “Smitlash” because of his flash-of-lightning speed). Jonathan was an avid fan of football and loved the Dallas Cowboys. He was a lifelong lover of fishing, crabbing, and biking. He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending family gatherings. Jonathan worked in shipyards throughout the area doing fiberglass restoration of the hulls of boats. Jonathan was preceded in death by his late father, John Smith, and his late brother, Gene Smith. Jonathan is survived by his mother, Dorothy Smith, and his children, LaTonya Smith, LaToya Louis, LaTisha Smith, and Jonathan Smith, Jr. Jonathan also leaves behind siblings; Marcus Smith, Toby Smith, Maureen Holliday, Avan Smith, and Wayne Smith. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md. with Rev. Leroy Boldley officiating. The interment was private. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, Md.

from Hanover Township High School, Hanover, Pa. in 1953. She enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955 and was an Air Traffic Control Operator. Elaine was stationed at NAS, Jacksonville, Fla. until her separation from the Navy in 1957. She was employed by the Civil Service for thirty years as an Airfield Manager until her retirement in 2001. During her career she worked thirteen years with the United States Navy as a flight Planner and for fifteen years with the United States Air Force as an Airfield Manager. As Elaine said “I’ve had enough travel, adventure and seen enough stupid human tricks to reflect and reminisce upon for my lifetime …”. I’ve ran with giraffes in Namibia, riding camels in the Sahara, sailing twenty-eight days from California to Hawaii in a 38 foot sail boat, providing ground support to NATO Aircraft in Kosovo, lunching with Uruguayan Coast Guard officers, to proving airfield support to our troops in Afghanistan. As Jerry Garcia said “What a long strange trip it’s been.” Elaine is survived by her three loving children, Wayne Hennessy of Kittery, Maine, Gary Hennessy of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and Erin Hennessy of Lusby, Md.; brother, Tom Rovinski and his wife Sharon of Millersville, Md. and her grandson Keagan Hennessy of Kittery, Maine. Inurnment will be held a date to be determined at Arlington National Cemetery, with military honors provided by the U.S. Navy. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Elaine’s memory be made to the U.S.O., Arrangements by the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, Md. For more information or to leave condolences please visit

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Alfred Bryan Crawford, 85

Elaine H. Hennessy, 78, of Solomons, Md. and formerly of Plymouth, Pa. passed away on March 19 at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Elaine was born on Dec. 9, 1935 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to the late Anthony Joseph Rovinski and Helen Legus Rovinski. Elaine graduated

Alfred Bryan Crawford, 85, of Chesapeake Beach, Md. passed away March 25 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Md. He was born Dec. 10, 1928 in Elkins, W. Va. to Emmett Bryan and Jemima Mae (Phares) Crawford. Alfred was raised in West Virginia

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until joining the United States Air Force in 1948. He retired and was honorably discharged at the rank of Master Sergeant in 1968. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Alfred was then employed as a policeman for the U.S. Supreme Court. Alfred married Joyce Ramsey on March 12, 1959 and they lived in Alexandria, Va., and Oxon Hill, Md. and he was also stationed in Japan. He and Joyce moved to Chesapeake Beach in 1985. He was a member of the StallingsWilliams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. In his leisure time, he enjoyed gardening, woodworking and attending family reunions in West Virginia every summer. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, three brothers and his wife, Joyce, who passed away in 1989. He is survived by a daughter Rhonda L. Smith and husband James of Chesapeake Beach, Md. and grandsons James Douglas Smith and wife Amanda of Shady Side, Md. and Andrew Bryan Smith of Chesapeake Beach, Md. and one great-grandson Cayden James Smith. Services for Mr. Crawford will be private. To leave condolence visit www. Memorial donations in Alfred’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings, Md.

Richard Lee Coleman “George”, 70 Richard Lee Coleman “George”, age 70, of North Beach, Md. passed away March 20 at Washington Hospital Center. He was born July 4, 1943 in Charleston, WV to Chester Richard and Lillian H. (Kalsberg) Coleman. He was raised and received his education in West Virginia. He joined the United States Navy on June 27, 1961 and served until being discharged July 2, 1964. George moved to Forestville and went to work for Western Electric, which later became Lucent Technology and retired in 1999 with 35 years of service. He moved to Chesapeake Beach in 1969 and North Beach

in 2013. George became a Charter Boat Captain in 1974 and was a member of the Maryland Charter Boat Association operating out of the Rod and Reel Marina. In his leisure time, George enjoyed reading and watching Washington Redskins football, Washington Senators Baseball and Washington Nationals Baseball and most recently NASCAR. Surviving are his sons Christopher P. Coleman and his wife Karla of Bedford, Va. and Andrew L. Coleman of Bristol, Tenn/, a grandson Andrew J. Coleman, Jr. and a sister Mary Coleman of Pittsburg, Pa. Friends were welcomed Saturday, March 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, Md., where a Memorial Service and celebration of George’s life followed at 3 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.

Richard W. Davy, Sr. (Dick), 90 Richard W. Davy, Sr. (Dick), age 90, of Deale, Md. and, passed away on Wednesday, March 26. He was born on Dec. 23, 1923 in Watertown, N.Y. to the late William and Elizabeth (Thompson) Davy. He married the late Ada Strobel of Booneville, NY on November 11, 1945. Dick was beloved by his neighbors and co-workers and was a long-time resident of Deale, Md. He retired from the U. S. Navy after 20 years of honorable service. During WWII, Dick served in the Pacific. He is survived by four children; Victor W. Davy of Thurmont, Md; Stephen W. Davy of Laguna Beach, Calif.; Elaine Strong of Huntingtown, Md. and Richard W. Davy, Jr. of Rockville, Md. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Family invited friends to Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane (Rt 4 & Fowler Road), Owings, Md. 20736 on Saturday, March 29 from 11 a.m. until start of Funeral Services at 1 p.m. Interment was private.

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The Calvert Gazette runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Lydia Kester, 84 Lydia Kester, 84, of St. Leonard, Md. passed away on March 26, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C. She was born June 18, 1929 in Prague Czechoslovakia to the late Karl and Lydia Tscherney. Lydia worked as an interpreter in Germany for the American Armed Forces before moving to the United States. She loved horseback riding, and square dancing. Lydia’s son, Philip Kester, predeceased her. She is survived by her grandson, Thomas Kester of Alexandria, Va., daughter in law Carol Petro, of Alexandria, Va., her sister Gertraude Schmitt and her son Martin both of Nuerenberg, Germany. She is also survived by her dear friend, Howard Hickman of St. Leonard, Md. Friends were invited to call at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland on Monday March 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. where funeral services will followed at 12 p.m. Interment was at Chesapeake Highland, Port Republic, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice or St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Dept.

Brigitte Ruth Saager, 78 Brigitte Ruth Saager, 78, of Lusby, Md. passed away suddenly at her residence on March 25 after a long struggle with heart disease. Brigitte was born on July 6, 1935 in West Berlin, Germany to the late Gerhard Hopp and

Erika Ehling Hopp Brigitte is survived by her loving daughter, Christine and her husband Ken Moore of Mechanicsville, Md.; two grandsons, Ryan W. Baldwin of California, Md. and Eric A. Baldwin of St. Leonard, Md.; sister, Inge H. and her husband Horst Rosenthal and her niece, Gabriele E. and her husband Doug Walker both of Ottawa, Canada. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at Harvest Fellowship, 9905 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, Md. 20657 with Pastor Rich Good officiating. Interment will be private. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 230609979 or to Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, 13150 H. G. Trueman Rd., P. O. Box 189, Solomons, Md. 20688 www. Arrangements provided by the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, Md.. For more information or to leave condolences please visit

James Edward “Jim” “Jimmy” Jones, 73 James Edward “Jim” “Jimmy” Jones, 73 of Lusby, Md. passed away at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD on March 27. He was born on April 21, 1940 in Moline, IL to the late Lawrence Orville Jones and Mamie Jepson Jones. He married Judith Ann Jones on June 15, 1963 in Aurora, Colo. Jim served his country honorably

in the United States Navy for four years from 1962 – 1966. He worked in Naval Intelligence as an Analyst for the Department of Defense, Office of Naval Intelligence for thirty years until his retirement in 1996. Jimmy was a past member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He enjoyed boating, fishing and cruising on the Chesapeake Bay. He built model boats and loved helping his neighbors. James is survived by his beloved wife, Judith Ann Jones of Lusby, Md. and his sisters, Darlene and her husband Paul Johnson of Milan, IL and Mary Alyce Jones of Maryville, Tenn. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held in the Rausch Funeral Home Chapel, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD on Friday, April 4 at 11 a.m. with Father David Showers from Middleham Chapel Episcopal Parrish officiating. The family request memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060-9979 or to Calvert Hospice, P. O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, Md. 20678. “Donations are encouraged online at” For more information or to leave condolences please visit

Doris Jeannette Young, 85 Doris Jeannette Young, 85, of Lusby, Md. formerly of Annapolis, Md. passed away at her residence on March 27. Doris was born on Sept. 16, 1928 in Eastport, Md. to the late James Winslow Daniels and Mattie Jeannette Hopkins Daniels. Doris married her first husband

William Thomas Williams on Sept. 4, 1948 in Annapolis, Md. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1964. On Oct. 14, 1967 she married her second husband, George L. Young in Annapolis, Md. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1999. On April 30, 2013, George “Bud” Belt, Doris’s companion preceded her in death. Doris graduated from Annapolis High School in 1946. She loved to crochet, tending to her garden, traveling and camping. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, her companion; her two children, Thomas Benjamin Williams, III on April 28, 1956 and Tomett Lee Williams on October 22, 1957 and her sister Mary June Bowen. She is survived by her daughter Winnie W. and her husband Pete Karis of Lusby, Md.; son William Wendell and his wife Raj Williams of Annapolis, Md.; grandchildren, William Jay Williams and Devan Thomas Williams both of Annapolis, Md. and her sisters, Viola Jeannette and her husband Joe Alton of Baltimore, Md. and Darlene and her husband Bob Hopkins of FL. A memorial service will be held in the Rausch Funeral Home Chapel, 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md. on Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Maryland SPCA, Development Office, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, Md. 21211 or call 410-235-8826, ext. 135 to make a credit card gift over the phone, For more information or to leave condolences please visit

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Nominating Committee to Meet Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO’s) Board of Directors has appointed 11 members to the 2014 Nominating Committee scheduled to meet on Saturday, May 17, at the Co-op’s Executive Building in Hughesville. This committee will select a slate of candidates for the five available Board seats up for election at SMECO’s 2014 Annual Members’ Meeting. The following Board seats will be up for election: one in Calvert County, one in Charles County, one in Prince George’s County, and two in St. Mary’s County. The 2014 Nominating Committee members follow: • Calvert County: Terence N. Gibson, Prince Frederick; and Alyce Schwallenberg, Huntingtown. • Charles County: Victor Allen, La Plata; Joseph L. Gardiner Jr., La Plata; Edward Holland III, Waldorf; and William B. Young Jr., Waldorf. • Prince George’s County: Manning Clagett, Accokeek; and Ernest H. Riess, Brandywine. • St. Mary’s County: Edith M. Bell, Chaptico; George A. Brown, Loveville; and Catherine Brenda Coates, Lexington Park. SMECO customer-members interested in being nominated should complete a Board of Directors Candidate Application. To obtain a candidate application, contact Lisa Oliver at 301-274-4489 or Lisa.Oliver@ Completed candidate applications should be submitted or mailed to SMECO, Attention: Joseph Densford, Board Attorney, 15045 Burnt Store Road, P.O. Box 1937, Hughesville, Maryland 20637 by Friday, May 9, 2014. In addition to nominations made by the committee, any 15 or more SMECO members acting together may make other nominations by petition by Friday, July 11, 2014. Members running by petition should also complete and submit a Board of Directors Candidate Application. Nominations will be posted in each SMECO office and mailed to each member with the Annual Meeting notice.

SMECO’s Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Absentee mail-in voting will be available to customer-members who are unable to attend the meeting. Customers may request an absentee mail-in ballot beginning July 1 by calling 1-888-4403311 or by going to SMECO’s website at www.smeco. coop. More information will be published in the Co-op’s monthly newsletter. Selection of the Nominating Committee members is in compliance with SMECO’s bylaws. For more information regarding the committee, nominations, and qualifications of directors, refer to Article IV, Sections 4.02 and 4.03, of SMECO’s bylaws. Bylaws may be obtained from any SMECO office. SMECO is a customer-owned electric cooperative, and we are proud to be a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion. We are one of an elite group of 50 U.S. companies to be named to this list. SMECO provides electricity to more than 156,000 services in southern Prince George’s County, and in Charles County, St. Mary’s County, and all but the northeast portion of Calvert County. Co-ops are distinctly different from investor-owned utilities because co-ops are owned by their customers, and these members elect the men and women who serve on the Board of Directors. Co-ops also issue capital credits to their members. What are capital credits? They are the member’s share of the co-op’s margins, based on how much electricity the member purchased and the rate at which the account was billed. SMECO’s margins—revenue less expenses—are used as working capital for new construction and system improvements. When SMECO’s Board of Directors determines that a percentage of the capital credits can be distributed to members through a general refund, capital credits will be issued by check or credited to members’ electric bills.

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Senior Citizen News Intergenerational Summer Camp Bring your elementary-age grandchild(ren) to the Intergenerational Camp, July 14 – 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. You can select two classes each day. A brochure with class selections is available at all three senior centers. Fee: $35 per grandparent/grandchild pair, $15 each additional person. Registration forms must be received by May 30. Make checks payable to Calvert Pines Senior Council. For more information, contact Luis Santiago, Sally Schofield, or Keri Lipperini at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Get Fit in Our Fitness Rooms All three senior centers have a fitness room available for anyone aged 50 and over. Treadmills, ellipticals, and various other equipment is available for use. There is no fee. For more information, contact Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606 or 301-8551170; North Beach, 410-257-2549; Southern Pines, 410-586-2748. Participation Forms Do we have your updated contact information? If we need to call you for trip or program changes we need your current contact information. Please complete a participant form so that your correct address, phone number and emergency contact information is on file. We also need your cooperation in filling out the Nutrition Survey on page 2 of the form. This survey helps define your nutritional health and is required by the Maryland Department of Aging. The next time you visit one of the senior centers for lunch or other activities, please remember to ask the staff about this form. Upcoming Trip Enjoy a trip to historic Mt. Vernon, Monday, June 2. There will be time to visit the adjacent Donald Reynolds Museum and Education Center filled with a fascinating collection of objects and exhibits. The fee of $68 inclues tour, luncheon and transportation. Sign up early. This trip will fill up fast! For more information, contact Calvert Pines, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach, 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines, 410-586-2748. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) You’re never too old to decorate Easter eggs! Help fill the Easter baskets on the dining room tables with eggs dyed and decorated by you at the Easter Egg Decoration, Friday, April 11, 11:15 a.m. North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Free vascular information and pre-screenings will be performed by the Center for Vascular Medicine, Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) A representative from Maryland’s Agency of Consumer Protection will help sort out whether you have the right, or adequate, insurance for your property, home or car, Tuesday, April 15, 12:30 p.m. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-2572549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, April 7 Cold Roast Beef Sandwich, Vegetable Soup, Cucumber Salad, Red Grapes Tuesday, April 8 Chicken Rotisserie, Wild Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Lima Beans, Pears Wednesday, April 9 Pasta Alfredo, Salad, Broccoli, Sliced Peaches with Cottage Cheese Thursday, April 10 Meat Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Italian Bread, Pineapple

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with a flat blade or an edger designed to edge flower beds. Such tools will cut deep enough so grass roots that may eventually grow into the flower bed are severed. Depending on how large a garden is, edging can be a timeconsuming task, so getting a head start allows homeowners to spend more time planting and tending to their gardens once the season hits full swing. Fight weeds Though weeds likely have not survived the winter, that does not mean they won't return once the weather starts to heat up. But as inevitable as weeds may seem, homeowners can take steps to prevent them from turning beautiful gardens into battlegrounds where plants, flowers and vegetables are pitted against unsightly and potentially harmful weeds. Spring is a good time to apply a pre-emergent weed preventer, which can stop weeds before they grow. Though such solutions are not always foolproof, they can drastically reduce the likelihood of weed growth. Though gardeners might not be able to start planting their gardens in late winter or early spring, they can still get outside and take steps to ensure their gardens thrive once planting season begins.

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Local Musicians Unite for a “Southern Maryland Thang”

Entertainment Calendar Thursday, April 3

Tuesday, April 8

Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m.

Fair Warning DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 5 to 9 p.m.

Charlie Thompson Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Open Mic Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m.

Friday, April 4

Wednesday, April 9

Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m.

March of Dimes Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 5 p.m.

Big Money Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 10

Hydra FX Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m. Photo by Kaitlin Morrissette

By Kay Poiro Staff Writer A new regional anthem is poised to hit the airwaves in time for Spring. “Southern Maryland Thang” is a compilation song written by Donovan Farrell, featuring local musical artists Wes Ryce, Donald Quade, Lindz Owen and John Luskey. Singer Donovan Farrell says once he decided to create a song as a nod to the culture of the county, the rest of the process was fairly straightforward.” “I sat down one night and came up with the music,” says Donovan. Still, as much as he liked the song, Donovan knew he needed four different quality voices to make the song complete. “The first person I thought of was Wes,” he says. Wes Ryce, lead singer of local band No Green Jelly Beenz, suggested Donald Quade and Lindz Owen. Donovan says while the four of them agreed on Charles County native John Luskey, they weren’t sure if Luskey’s schedule could accommodate the project. They were thrilled when he was available. Although Donovan, Ryce, Quade, Owen and Luskey enjoy playing together, Donovan says there are no plans to tour as a Southern Maryland supergroup. “This was originally a one-time thing,” Donovan explains. “Schedule-wise it would be hard because we all have our bands, but if we’re asked to perform, I’m pretty sure we could make it happen.” Donovan says when he heard his song on John Hunt & The Phoenix Internet radio last

week, it was “amazing.” John’s [Luskey] probably the only one who’s ever heard his song on the radio before, but for the rest of us, it was pretty special,” says Donovan. Since that first spin, the response to “Southern Maryland Thang” has been overwhelming. The Facebook page, launched a week ago, has over 1,100 likes. Local country station 102.9 WKIK-FM has the song in rotation and J.J. Roth, a disc jockey at 98.1 out of Ocean City, Md. and fellow Southern Maryland native, is also playing it. The music video for “Southern Maryland Thang” is currently being filmed and is scheduled to wrap in early April. The video, shot entirely by Sargas Media of Lexington Park, showcases several Southern Maryland locations including Bowles and Vallandingham farms in St. Mary’s County, as well as North Beach boardwalk and the Port Tobacco Marina. The official release date for the song and music video is April 11. A release party is planned for Port Tobacco Marina with the band No Green Jelly Beenz headlining. “We are blown away by the support we are getting,” says Donovan. “We just wanted to pay tribute to our beloved Southern Maryland and we’re hoping the song and video will do just that.” For more information about the project, visit, or

Justin and Rusty Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Taboo Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 5 Fair Warning DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6 to 10 p.m. Peter James Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. Hyrda Fx Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Sunday, April 6 John Shaw Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 11 a.m.

Monday, April 7 Team Trivia DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Team Trivia Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Piranhas Acoustic Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 7:30 p.m. Damion Wolfe Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday, April 11 Don’t Call Me Shirley Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. Snake Bite Anthony’s Bar and Grill (10371 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk) – 9 p.m. Bar Dogs Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 8 p.m. Tonight’s Alibi ABC Lounge (22741 Three Notch Road, California) – 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Saturday, April 12 Tonight’s Alibi The Lounge at Bollywood (22576 Mac Arthur Boulevard, California) – 9 p.m. Too Many Mikes Cryers Back Road Inn (22094 Newtowne Neck Road, Compton) – 9 p.m.

Sunday, April 13 Joe Martone Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Library Events April, Month Long

Saturday, April 5

Tuesday, April 8

• Artist of the month: Jacquelyn J. Dinora; Medium: Watercolor Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way Dinora’s paintings have been shown at the Alexandria Art League’s gallery in Old Town. She has been accepted for membership in several watercolor societies and has won many awards. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

• Brain Games: Mahjongg, Bridge, Scrabble & more Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 12 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg or Bridge? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

• Flying Needles: Knitting and Crocheting Group Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8:45 p.m. Knitting and crocheting group open to anyone wanting to join in and share talents, crafting time or learn a new skill. 410-326-5289

Thursday, April 3 • Code Name 4-5-6 Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For 4th-6th grade eyes only! 4th – 6th grade students are invited to this series of events that uses plenty of hands-on activities to have fun with reading! Each month we will explore a new theme and introduce a great chapter book on the topic. No advanced preparation is needed and a snack will be provided. This month’s topic: Ben and Me and You. Please register. 410-257-2411 • Duplicate Bridge Class Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 12:30 p.m. John Etter will teach the basics of duplicate bridge with some hands-on practice. We will learn a lot about bidding and a bit about the play. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Lifelong Learning - Intro to Computer Coding Python Language Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of the Python programming language to build web apps and manipulate data. The library will have 10 laptops available for use during the program. If you have your own laptop please call to let us know that you will be bringing it so that someone else may use the Library’s. A max of 20 people (10 Library laptops and 10 using their own) will be registered for this class. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your preschoolers for movies and a story. See for the movie this week. 410-326-5289

Friday, April 4 • On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. • JobSource Mobile Career Center Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by to get job counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38’ mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities; state-of-the-art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. 410-257-2411

• Garden Smarter: Companion and Succession Planting Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about mutually beneficial crop relationships, keep insects at bay, attract beneficial insects, enhance the health of garden soil and have great tasting veggies., 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Playtime Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 11 to 11:30 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 • Playtime Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2411 • PlayTime Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings – 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a nonbattery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-257-2101

Monday, April 7 • Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Exciting events for children grades K-3 that explore worlds of reading, science, culture and more! Please register. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 • Monday Morning Movies & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring the little ones for a movie and a story! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Pushing the Limits: Knowledge Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tonight’s event features paleontologist Dave Bohaska and Jean Auel’s Earth’s Children: Land of the Painted Caves. Unleash your mind! Explore and get involved in ideas about nature, connections, survival and knowledge through this reading, viewing and discussion series. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

• Library Board of Trustees meeting Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2 to 4 p.m. Calvert Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting., 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Wednesday, April 9 • JobSource Mobile Career Center Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by to get job counseling, resume help, search for jobs and get connected with Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38’ mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities; state of the art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Memoirs & Creative Writing Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join author and editor Elisavietta Ritchie as she encourages the art of creative memoir writing. Bring 12 double-spaced copies of your piece of memoir, 500-800 words, to work on and share with the group. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862 • Money Smart Week Workshop: Understanding Social Security Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about the basis of Social Security decisions, Spousal Benefits and Strategies on when and how to take benefits. Taught by Edward Jones Advisor and financial columnist Lee Ritter. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • PlayTime Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10:25 to 10:55 a.m. Playtime is learning and discovery time for you and your child. Engage in interactive play, connect with other parents and caregivers, and have fun! Bring a non-battery operated toy to share. No registration. For ages birth through 5 years old. 410-326-5289 • Yes! You CAN Use a Computer! Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 2 to 3 p.m. Learn the steps to setting up a Facebook account so you can locate and keep in touch with friends and family. The training will last one hour and will take place in a small group. Participants must be able to use a mouse before signing up for this class. Please register. 410-326-5289

Thursday, April 10 • Calvert Conversations Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10 to 11 a.m. An informal discussion of local history of interest to long-time Calvertonians and newbies. Complimentary coffee and tea.

Come, relax in our living room, and share or learn something new! Please call 410-2572411 for more info. 410-257-2411 • Duplicate Bridge Class Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 12:30 p.m. John Etter will teach the basics of duplicate bridge with some hands-on practice. We will learn a lot about bidding and a bit about the play. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Family Night Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 7 to 8 p.m. Bring out the family for a fantastic evening out with books. Each month we will explore a new title through fun filled activities and crafts. This month’s title is Waffle and Whales as we discuss Everything on a Waffle by Polly Harvath and enjoy a waffle with fabulous toppings. Please register. 410-326-5289 • Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Exciting events for children grades K-3 that explores worlds of reading, science, culture and more! Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 • Theater Thursdays Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons – 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your preschoolers for movies and a story. See for the movie this week. 410-326-5289 • Town Hall Meeting: Taxes College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Town Hall meeting. Topic: Taxes… Which? How much? Why? A cost/benefit analysis. Co-sponsored by Calvert Library, LWV and Commission for Women. 410-5350291 or 301-855-1862

Friday, April 11 • On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Saturday, April 12 • Chesapeake Beach Easter Festival Kellam’s Field, Chesapeake Beach – 12 to 1:30 p.m. Businesses and organizations celebrate Easter fun on Kellam’s Field! • Chess Saturdays at the Library Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Chess enthusiasts or wannabe enthusiasts—please join us (with or without your own chess set) at the library the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. All ages and levels welcome! 410-257-2411 • Garden Smarter: Bees, Butterflies, & Beneficial Insects Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 10 to 11:30 a.m. Butterflies are beautiful, bees are essential, and beneficials control pests. You can have them all in your garden by choosing the right plants. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Out&About Thursday, April 3 • Introduction to Python Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way – 7 p.m. Do you have access to a laptop and interested in learning how to do some computer programming? Calvert Library Prince Frederick is offering an Introduction to Computer Coding Python Language Workshop. Python is a widely used generalpurpose programming language that can be used for a wide variety of computer projects. The class will follow the online Codecademy curriculum so could be done on your own. If you prefer the group setting with people around to help answer questions, this workshop will be useful to you. You will need to bring your own laptop or be added to the waiting list for a library laptop. Visit the library website at or call the library to register. For more information, call Robyn Truslow at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Friday, April 4 • Hairspray, Jr. Northern Middle School, 2954 Chaneyville Road, Owings – 7 p.m. April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. - Northern Middle School presents “Hairspray Jr.” at the Mary Harrison Center in Owings. This uplifting and hysterical musical takes place in Baltimore in the 1960s. $8 per person. Age 4 and under free.

Saturday, April 5 • ArtWorks@7th Gallery presents “Sister Act” ArtWorks@7th, 9128 Bay Avenue, North Beach – 1 to 5 p.m. ArtWorks@7th will be featuring the works of Pat Blackerby and Selena Daughtrey-Andersen. Pat works in acrylics and oils; Selena will be presenting works in various media. The show runs April 3 through 27 with an opening reception on April 5. Light refreshments will be served. • Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets Available at Clinics Saturday, April 5 - Northern High School, 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings – 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12 - Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown Saturday, May 3 - Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd., Lusby The Calvert County Health Department is sponsoring rabies clinics in the coming weeks, offering free rabies vaccinations for county pets. Clinics will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. Proof of prior vaccination is required to receive the three-year vaccine. Eligible pets include cats, dogs and ferrets in carriers or on leashes and muzzled if necessary. Feral or stray animals cannot be accommodated. Calvert County pet licenses will also be available at the rabies clinics. Pet licenses are $7 for spayed or neutered pets (proof required) and $20 for those not spayed or neutered. For more information, call the Calvert County Health Department at 410-535-5400 or 410-535-3922. Visit online at

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Community Events For information on Calvert County Government, visit or like us on Facebook. • Heritage Hike Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach – 9:30 a.m. Join us on a hike through time as we walk on sections of the old Chesapeake Beach Railway train bed. Railway history experts will narrate the trip. Wear good walking shoes, bring a bag lunch. Meet at the at 9:30 a.m. to start. Free. Public welcome. Call the museum: 410-257-3892 for details. • Praise-N-Thunder DC Homeless Outreach Dunkirk Baptist Church, 11275 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk - 11AM Meet in the main building kitchen to make lunches and travel to DC. The group will leave the church at noon and return by 3 p.m.. Donations of men or women’s clothes, socks and shoes, travel size toiletries, coats, hats and gloves are needed. Contact: Tim Duelley at 240.997.0316 or visit for more information. • Treasures Sale All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland - 8 a.m. to noon Find great buys, gently used items and perhaps an antique inside of the Parish Hall. Located at intersection of Routes 2 and 4. There will be free admission and free parking. For more information, call 301-855-7570. • Bringing Education Home The Tidewater School, 120 Cox Road, Huntingtown, Maryland – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On April 5, Bringing Education Home will host its kickoff event at the Tidewater School in Huntingtown. The kickoff will feature an educational and craft bazaar, children’s activities, mini-seminars, various vendors from local businesses and organizations, and fun for the whole family. Also offered will be information sessions on the six-seminar Bringing Education Home series aimed at enriching your child’s home learning environment. Whether you home school or send your child to school, this seminar series is designed to enrich your understanding of learning across the curriculum within a progressive, child centered framework. Presented by the Montessori-trained faculty of The Tidewater School, the seminars will focus on educational models that are progressive, experiential, developmentally respectful and well researched. The program is offered as a series of six, three or single seminars on Saturday mornings, beginning April 12 and running through June. Registration information will be available at the kick off event. This event is held in collaboration with Well Mamas, a natural living collective of southern Maryland. For more information, please contact The Tidewater School at 410-257-0533.

Sunday, April 6 • Merry-Go-Round Detective Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th Street, North Beach – 2 p.m. Take a look at our full-size replica merry-go-round animals, then learn some very cool details to impress your friends, hear a story and do a craft! $1 per child. Drop-in

program, and children must be accompanied by an adult. • Chesapeake Community Chorus Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach – 4 to 6 p.m. The Chesapeake Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus that performs concerts to benefit charities in Calvert County. We are looking to add new singers to the chorus. No auditions are required. For more information, contact Larry Brown, Director, at 301-855-7477, or email

Monday, April 7 • $3 -Zumba® Fitness with Joyce Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 500 Clubhouse Drive, Lusby – 5:15 p.m. Hey Party People! Come get your party on with Zumba(R) Fitness at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse. Only $3 donation per class Visit and “Like” Joyce on Facebook @

Tuesday, April 8 • Homeschool Art: Georgia on My Mind Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ages 7-12 Member Cost: $10; $5 sibling Nonmember Cost: $14; $5 sibling Materials Fee: all materials included Instructor: Joanne Paskoff Join us in the artLAB as we use recycled materials to explore various artists, cultures, styles, periods, and techniques! Homeschool workshops are lightly led and include supplemental take-home information to help continue study on each topic. Recommended ages for this are 7-12, but projects can be as simple or advanced as student wishes. Parents are asked to stay on site, and even in the classroom for students younger than age 7. This week, we will study Georgia Okeefe and make our own larger-than-life floral sculptures. Advance registration required. Please, no walk-ins. To register, call 410-326-4640. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 9 • $3 -Zumba® Fitness with Joyce Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 500 Clubhouse Drive, Lusby – 6:30 p.m. Hey Party People! Come get your party on with Zumba(R) Fitness at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse. Only $3 donation per class Visit and “Like” Joyce on Facebook @

Thursday, April 10 • European 4-in-1 Pattern Chainmail Jewelry Making Class 22760 Washington Street, Leonardtown – 6 to 7:30 p.m. Create your own chainmail bracelet to take home. Class is $30 (including materials). Sign up by April 6 to receive $5 off. Sign up at Caught My Eye, open ThursdaySunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 11 • Poultry and Rabbit Class Calvert County Economic Development building meeting room, 205 Main Street, Prince Frederick – 9 a.m. On Apr.11, 2014 at 9 a.m., poultry and rabbit producers in the Southern Maryland region are invited to a full day class on processing their own poultry and/or rabbits. Please RSVP by emailing jherbert@smadc. com or call 301-274-1922 ex.1

Saturday, April 12 • Ester Pet Pictures Petter’s Pet Pantry, 13372 Hg Trueman Road, Solomons – 12 to 4 p.m. Second Hope Rescue offers Easter pet pictures for your furry friends at Pepper’s Pet Pantry in Solomons (behind CVS). No appointment necessary. Animals must be leashed or in as carrier. One 4X6 print is $10. A second print is $5. Add $3 and get a CD with all poses the photographer takes. There will be a raffle for dog and cat gift baskets, refreshments and a drawing for a free t shirt! Proceeds benefit Second Hope Rescue, an all breed not for charity 501(c)3 charity. 240925-0628 or 410-326-4006 • North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Yard Sale North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tables are available for $15 ea./$25 for 2 (must be reserved in advance, for additional tables check with Diana.) To reserve a table please contact Diana 410-231-1775. • Spring Craft and Vendor Show First Baptist Church of Calvert, German Chapel Road (Across from Wentworth Nursery) – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. FBC is currently looking to reserve your table for this event. Space is limited, so don’t delay! For more information, or to reserve a table, call 410-535-1669 or go to All proceeds made from the table reservations go to support our Summer camp for teens. We would like this to run as soon as soon as possible to begin taking reservations for the tables.

Sunday, April 13 • Farewell Ceremony Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach – 11:46 a.m. Commemoration of the day and time the last train left Chesapeake Beach forever. Join us for a short presentation. The public is encouraged to wear 1930s period clothing for a unique tribute. Light refreshments to follow. Free, Public welcome • Holy Week Cantata Trinity United Methodist Church 90 Church Street, Prince Frederick – 9:30 and 11 a.m. The Trinity United Methodist Church Choir and Orchestra invite you to their Holy Week Cantata, In My Place, Remembering Christ’s Sacrifice of Love, on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Trinity UMC is on the corner of Church and Main Streets in Prince Frederick.


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Thursday, April 3, 2014


Last Week’s Puzzle Solutions

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Busy tax office looking for receptionists. Drivers Class-B CDL: Must be available to start immediately. & Home-Time! EveningGreat shift, Pay Monday through Friday 2pm to 8pm.No-Forced Must work weekends. Dispatch!Position available until April Must be customer New singles from15th. Hagerstown, MD friendly and work well states. with others. We are currently in need of Certified to surrounding Nursing Assistants (C.N.A) to provide Applications only accepted in person. Please Apply: patient care in *Calvert County Maryland* comeAssistants by the office, 4110 Crain Hwy, Waldorf We are currently in need of Certified Nursing (C.N.A) to provide patient care in *Calvert Call:  877-606-7083 Specifically Huntingtown, Maryland MD 20603 to apply. County Maryland* Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a C.N.A Specifically Huntingtown, Maryland and License (REQUIRED)

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With the county’s first LEED-certified building already on site, and a proposed state-of-the-art design that recycles water, our project won’t take away from the Chesapeake’s wonder. Dominion’s Cove Point project will have a very positive impact on the local economy. Thousands of construction jobs, 75 high-paying permanent positions and tens of millions in annual county revenue will add to what’s already been a four-decade commitment to Calvert County and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. With the nation’s commitment to natural gas exports, it’s nice to know that the people who live and work here will enjoy its economic benefits. Cove Point—another great solution for Southern Maryland.

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2014-04-03 The Calvert Gazette  

The Calvert Gazette newspaper. Serving Calvert County in Maryland. Published by Southern Maryland Publishing.

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